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Kunda Kids, a children’s media publisher and creative studio announced the launch of the Kunda & Friends YouTube series, the company’s flagship animation series, premiering on May 29th. This launch comes a few months after the company closed its USD 700 K pre-seed funding round, led by Zrosk Investment Management with participation from Voltron Capital, Argentil Capital, HoaQ, Kaleo Ventures, together with angel investors Abi Ajayi, Chiamaka Ezenwa, Adetayo Bamiduro of MAX, and Benjamin Fernandes, CEO of Nala Money. The funds will be used to further build out the Kunda Kids mobile app.
Kunda & Friends is a music-led 3D animation for children set in an African landscape. Kunda, a four-year-old boy of mixed African heritage, takes viewers on his adventures exploring the world around him with his friends Sana, a girl of mixed African and Indian heritage, Fela, a boy from Nigeria, as well as Leo the lion and Ella the elephant. The Kunda & Friends soundtrack music takes inspiration from African culture, with influences from genres like Afrobeats and Amapiano.